Introductory Remarks/Background Information?
- What is common ground between media studies and science and technology studies?
  • Both fields do a similar kind of knowledge-work; ask questions in the same way
  • Emphasis on a kind of empiricism, on objects
- Why put them together? What are the stakes?
- What is background of thinking these two fields together?

Common Themes
1. Beginnings and Endings of Life
2. Networked Life
3. Life and Issues of Scale
4. Life as Production and Practice

Potential Invited Guests
Jussi Parikka
Robert Mitchell
Collin Milburn
Richard Doyle
Adam Zaretsky
Donna Harraway*
Eugene Thacker*
Lisa Gitelman



(I know these are luminaries, but if you don't ask, then the answer is always no!)